William H. Dutton

Professor of Media and Information Policy, Michigan State University
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Regulating Facebook Won’t Prevent Data Breaches

March 31, 2018 After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media networks, saying a “massive data breach” has occurred. The idea that governments can regulate their way into protecting citizen privacy...